• Mon
    Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

    CASS is pleased to offer three free training events that cover the techniques of corpus linguistics and their application in three different areas.

    The schools include both lectures and practical sessions that introduce the latest developments in the field and practical applications of cutting-edge analytical techniques. The summer schools are taught by leading experts in the field from Lancaster University.

    The summer schools are intended primarily for postgraduate research students but applications from Masters-level students, postdoctoral researchers, senior researchers, and others will also be considered.

    Application: To apply for a place in one of the Lancaster summer schools in corpus linguistics, please fill in the Registration form. Since the places in the summer schools are limited, we recommend applying early. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

    The summer schools are free to attend; the participants will need to arrange their own travel and accommodation. During all four days, we will offer free refreshments during the tea & coffee breaks and participants will have time during the lunch break to buy their lunch on campus.

    Organising committee: Dr. Dana Gablasova (Chair), Rachael McCarthy

    For further details, click through to each Summer School’s full description. Queries about the summer schools can be directed to the Summer School administrator, Rachael McCarthy (

    To tweet about the event, please use: #LancsSS18

  • Mon

    This course offers a practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers, students, teachers and anybody interested in this versatile methodology. Read more  and sign up for free at

  • Fri
    12:30 pmLancaster University, Management school - Hub


    The ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University is organising a free half-day seminar on collocations. This seminar is a part of a two-part series and offers a combination of two lectures, a practical session and a discussion forum. The practical session focuses on corpus approaches to identification and visualisation of collocations. A guest speaker at the seminar is Prof. Frank Boers from Western University, Canada.

    The attendance is free, but registration in advance is required if you want to attend in person since the number of places is limited. There is no need to register if you are following the seminar on Twitter. Please click here to apply.

    The seminar will be LIVE STREAMED ON TWITTER: @CorpusSocialSci [No registration is needed]

    To tweet us questions, use #LancasterCollocations

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    12.30pm – 1pm Registration: Management school Hub

    1-2pm Dr. Vaclav Brezina and Dr. Dana Gablasova: Corpus approaches to collocation: Challenges and opportunities

    2.15pm -3.30pm Identifying collocations with #LancsBox (practical session)

    3.30pm-4.00pm Coffee break

    4.15pm – 5.15pm Prof. Frank Boers: Ways of helping learners acquire multiword expressions in a second language: A critical review

    5.15pm – 6.00pm General discussion


    Suggested readings

    Boers, F., & Webb, S. (2018). Research timeline: Teaching and learning collocation in adult second and foreign language learningLanguage Teaching, 51, 77-89.

    Brezina, V., McEnery, T., & Wattam, S. (2015). Collocations in context: A new perspective on collocation networksInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics20(2), 139-173.

    Gablasova, D., Brezina, V., & McEnery, T. (2017). Collocations in Corpus‐Based Language Learning Research: Identifying, Comparing, and Interpreting the EvidenceLanguage Learning67(S1), 155-179.

    The seminar was supported by ESRC Strategic Investments – International Networking grant (ref. ES/R008906/1).